Rail Scheme Sponsors
Rail Scheme Sponsors
Salary range: GBP45645 - GBP51379 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
We have an exciting opportunity for Rail Scheme Sponsors in our West Midlands Rail Programme (WMRP) Team and are looking for professional, pragmatic, energetic, agile and flexible people. The successful candidates will provide effective leadership to enable the proactive, timely delivery of one of the WMRP projects.
The West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) is delivering local leadership for local rail services, working with the rail industry to deliver a transformation in rail services across the region.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and the WMRP will deliver GBP150m of rail investment by 2021.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. These roles will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.
The WMRP Team is responsible for supporting the WMRE and TFWM's Leadership teams in achieving their key objectives for the region. As an active member of the team, you will provide excellent standards of leadership and customer service to stakeholders, funding partners and staff.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.
About the Role
As Project Sponsor you will be responsible for making sure that projects are effectively coordinated, resourced, funded, delivered to cost, time and quality. Stakeholder engagement will form a significant part of your role and you will be confident consulting and negotiating with stakeholders, partners and the public to resolve challenges affecting the development and delivery of the scheme whilst ensuring the project benefits are realised. These are key roles reporting to the Programme Sponsor.
To succeed in the role
There are two roles available with opportunities to sponsor rail projects in the West Midlands. In all cases you will be a proven manager with experience in the rail sector. You will be an excellent communicator, effective at interacting with senior managers, directors and external stakeholders and partners. Our relationships with our partners will be central to our success and you will be able to constructively challenge partners whilst maintaining open and collaborative relationships. You will have the tact and diplomacy needed to deal with difficult or sensitive situations.
You will be a confident communicator with an ability to write and present reports to WMCA leadership, politicians and stakeholders.
You will need to be a team player with strong leadership skills, able to working in a matrix management structure, with the ability to forward plan and think through implications; most importantly you be used to working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.
A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 12th August 2019
Interview date: w/c 26 August
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.